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1945 Detroit Lions

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7-3-0, Finished 2nd in NFL West Division  · 1945 NFL Season Summary

Scored 195 points (19.5/g), 5th of 10 in the NFL. Allowed 194 points (19.4/g), 5th.
 Differential of 1 points (0.1/g), 5th.  Expected W-L: 5.0-5.0.

Coach: Gus Dorais (7-3-0)

Stadium: Briggs Stadium
 Training Camp: Assumption College (Windsor, Ontario)

Team Info

Principal Owner Fred Mandel
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Team Stats and Rankings

Tot Yds & TO Passing Rushing
Player PF Yds Ply Y/P TO FL 1stPy 1stD Cmp Att Yds TD Int NY/A 1stD Att Yds TD Y/A 1stD
Team Offense 195 2401 555 4.3 46 10 15 102 87 238 1544 15 36 6.5 47 317 857 10 2.7 40
Team Defense 194 2527 583 4.3 33 10 17 105 89 227 1615 17 23 7.1 42 356 912 7 2.6 46
Lg Rank Offense 5 6 10 5 7 3 4 3 10 7 9 8 6 7
Lg Rank Defense 5 4 4 6 2 7 8 10 4 6 5 2 1 1

Team Games & Schedule

W# Day Date OT Rec Opp Tm Opp 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO
1 Sun September 23 boxscore W 1-0 @ Chicago Cardinals 10 0 11 192 109 83 6 2 83 57 26 5
2 Sun October 7 boxscore L 1-1 @ Green Bay Packers 21 57 15 385 244 141 6 7 293 242 51 1
3 Sun October 14 boxscore W 2-1 Philadelphia Eagles 28 24 9 178 125 53 3 8 236 100 136 4
4 Sun October 21 boxscore W 3-1 Chicago Cardinals 26 0 9 326 251 75 2 8 113 82 31 4
5 Sun October 28 boxscore W 4-1 Chicago Bears 16 10 4 148 133 15 3 16 215 84 131 1
6 Sun November 4 boxscore W 5-1 @ Bos/Bkn Yanks/Tigers 10 9 5 99 23 76 4 6 143 77 66 5
7 Sun November 11 boxscore W 6-1 @ Chicago Bears 35 28 12 326 186 140 5 15 333 279 54 2
7 Sun November 18 boxscore L 6-2 @ New York Giants 14 35 8 221 161 60 6 15 355 235 120 3
9 Thu November 22 boxscore L 6-3 Cleveland Rams 21 28 13 259 101 158 6 15 444 329 115 5
10 Sun December 2 boxscore W 7-3 Green Bay Packers 14 3 16 304 249 55 2 15 237 80 157 5

Passing

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
No. Player Age Pos G GS QBrec Cmp Att Cmp% Yds TD TD% Int Int% Lng Y/A AY/A Y/C Y/G Rate QBR Sk SkYds NY/A ANY/A Sk% 4QC GWD
Chuck Fenenbock 27 P/TB 10 2 45 110 40.9% 754 7 6.4 11 10.0 56 6.9 3.6 16.8 75.4 46.4 0 0
Cotton Price 27 tb 8 3 16 52 30.8% 256 3 5.8 8 15.4 63 4.9 -0.8 16.0 32.0 27.9 0 0
Dave Ryan 22 PR/tb 10 5 13 44 29.5% 331 3 6.8 10 22.7 61 7.5 -1.3 25.5 33.1 41.6 0 0
Dick Weber 26 3 0 6 22 27.3% 70 0 0.0 5 22.7 27 3.2 -7.0 11.7 23.3 0.8 0 0
Bill Callihan 29 K/LT 10 10 3 5 60.0% 34 1 20.0 2 40.0 15 6.8 -7.2 11.3 3.4 80.4 0 0
Bob Westfall+ 26 FB 9 4 3 4 75.0% 91 1 25.0 0 0.0 63 22.8 27.8 30.3 10.1 156.2 0 0
Buzz Trebotich 25 BB 9 5 1 1 100.0% 8 0 0.0 0 0.0 8 8.0 8.0 8.0 0.9 100.0 0 0
Team Total 26.7 10 87 238 36.6% 1544 15 6.3 36 15.1 63 6.5 0.9 17.7 154.4 41.0 0 0
Opp Total 10 89 227 39.2% 1615 17 7.5 23 10.1 7.1 4.05 18.1 161.5 49.8 0 0 7.1 4.1 0.0

Rushing & Receiving

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
Games Rushing Receiving
No. Player Age Pos G GS Att Yds TD Lng Y/A Y/G A/G Rec Yds Y/R TD Lng R/G Y/G YScm RRTD Fmb
Bob Westfall+ 26 FB 9 4 82 234 6 19 2.9 26.0 9.1 12 209 17.4 3 43 1.3 23.2 443 9 3
Chuck Fenenbock 27 P/TB 10 2 72 143 1 37 2.0 14.3 7.2 1 24 24.0 0 24 0.1 2.4 167 1 4
Dave Ryan 22 PR/tb 10 5 36 93 1 8 2.6 9.3 3.6 2 67 33.5 1 63 0.2 6.7 160 2 4
Andy Farkas 29 KR/WB 8 3 31 137 0 27 4.4 17.1 3.9 9 132 14.7 2 29 1.1 16.5 269 2 1
Bill Callihan 29 K/LT 10 10 27 85 0 16 3.1 8.5 2.7 4 88 22.0 1 29 0.4 8.8 173 1 2
Cotton Price 27 tb 8 3 24 71 0 14 3.0 8.9 3.0 71 0 3
Jim Thomason 26 5 0 9 9 0 10 1.0 1.8 1.8 1 6 6.0 0 6 0.2 1.2 15 0 3
Dick Weber 26 3 0 7 10 0 7 1.4 3.3 2.3 10 0 1
Elmer Hackney 29 fb 8 3 6 13 0 6 2.2 1.6 0.8 13 0 1
Bob Brumley 26 1 0 5 18 0 4 3.6 18.0 5.0 2 27 13.5 0 29 2.0 27.0 45 0 1
Dick Booth 27 4 0 4 20 0 9 5.0 5.0 1.0 3 90 30.0 1 54 0.8 22.5 110 1 1
Art Van Tone 27 wb 2 2 3 14 0 7 4.7 7.0 1.5 3 67 22.3 0 41 1.5 33.5 81 0 1
Buzz Trebotich 25 BB 9 5 3 3 0 4 1.0 0.3 0.3 3 0 1
Bob Keene 26 1 0 2 2 0 2 1.0 2.0 2.0 2 0 1
Elmer Madarik 23 1 0 2 5 0 4 2.5 5.0 2.0 5 0 0
John Greene 25 LE 10 10 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 26 550 21.2 5 63 2.6 55.0 550 5 0
Jack Matheson 25 RE 9 9 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 19 241 12.7 1 34 2.1 26.8 241 1 1
Chuck DeShane 27 wb 9 5 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 2 29 14.5 0 17 0.2 3.2 29 0 2
Ed Frutig 27 8 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 2 5 2.5 1 3 0.3 0.6 5 1 1
Dave Diehl 27 3 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 1 9 9.0 0 9 0.3 3.0 9 0 0
Team Total 26.7 10 313 857 8 37 2.7 85.7 31.3 87 1544 17.7 15 63 8.7 154.4 2401 23 31
Opp Total 10 356 912 7 2.6 91.2 35.6 89 1615 18.1 17 8.9 161.5 2527 24 27

Kick & Punt Returns

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
Games Punt Returns Kick Returns
No. Player Age Pos G GS Ret Yds TD Lng Y/R Rt Yds TD Lng Y/Rt APYd
Dave Ryan 22 PR/tb 10 5 15 220 0 56 14.7 6 138 0 34 23.0 518
Andy Farkas 29 KR/WB 8 3 7 101 0 32 14.4 8 165 0 44 20.6 535
Chuck Fenenbock 27 P/TB 10 2 5 69 0 28 13.8 7 192 0 40 27.4 428
Cotton Price 27 tb 8 3 3 32 0 14 10.7 4 79 0 28 19.8 182
Chuck DeShane 27 wb 9 5 5 107 1 81 21.4 136
Dick Booth 27 4 0 2 8 0 8 4.0 1 26 0 26 26.0 144
Bob Westfall+ 26 FB 9 4 1 16 0 16 16.0 2 26 0 15 13.0 485
Ed Frutig 27 8 0 1 12 0 12 12.0 17
Jack Matheson 25 RE 9 9 1 10 0 10 10.0 251
Dick Weber 26 3 0 1 24 0 24 24.0 34
Team Total 26.7 10 39 563 1 81 14.4 30 662 0 44 22.1 3626
Opp Total 10 32 1262 0 39.4 37 614 0 16.6

Kicking & Punting

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
Games 0-19 20-29 30-39 40-49 50+ Scoring Punting
No. Player Age Pos G GS FGA FGM FGA FGM FGA FGM FGA FGM FGA FGM FGA FGM FG% XPA XPM XP% Pnt Yds Lng Blck Y/P
Chuck Fenenbock 27 P/TB 10 2 29 1081 57 0 37.3
Bill Callihan 29 K/LT 10 10 27 25 92.6%%
Dave Ryan 22 PR/tb 10 5 3 1 33.3%% 17 669 50 0 39.4
Robert Nelson 25 C 9 7 4 1 25.0%%
Cotton Price 27 tb 8 3 4 148 46 0 37.0
Chuck DeShane 27 wb 9 5 2 0.0%%
Joe Krol 26 2 0 2 74 44 0 37.0
Dick Weber 26 3 0 1 42 42 0 42.0
Team Total 26.7 10 9 2 22.2%% 27 25 92.6%% 53 2014 57 0 38.0
Opp Total 10 5 4 80.0%% 26 24 92.3%% 64 434 6.8

Defense & Fumbles

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
Games Def Interceptions Fumbles Sacks & Tackles
No. Player Age Pos G GS Sk Int Yds TD Lng PD FF Fmb FR Yds TD Tkl Ast Sfty
Dave Ryan 22 PR/tb 10 5 3 90 0 42 0 0 4 3 -1 0
Chuck Fenenbock 27 P/TB 10 2 1 10 0 10 0 0 4 4 37 1
Chuck DeShane 27 wb 9 5 3 75 1 46 0 0 2 2 13 0
Cotton Price 27 tb 8 3 1 16 0 16 0 0 3 2 11 0
Jim Thomason 26 5 0 0 3 3 -16 0
Bob Westfall+ 26 FB 9 4 0 3 3 -11 0
Bill Callihan 29 K/LT 10 10 2 8 0 6 0 0 2 1 -1 0
Buzz Trebotich 25 BB 9 5 3 46 0 28 0 0 1 1 0 0
John Greene 25 LE 10 10 3 65 0 37 0 0 0 1 0 0
Andy Farkas 29 KR/WB 8 3 0 1 2 -4 0
Damon Tassos 22 g 9 3 3 49 0 22 0
Stan Batinski 28 LG 10 6 0 0 2 26 0
Elmer Hackney 29 fb 8 3 0 1 1 0 0
Elmer Madarik 23 1 0 1 40 0 40 0 0 0 1 1 0
Robert Nelson 25 C 9 7 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
Emil Uremovich 29 RT 8 8 0 0 2 0 0
Dick Weber 26 3 0 0 1 1 -8 0
Dick Booth 27 4 0 0 1 0 0 0
Bob Brumley 26 1 0 0 1 0 0 0
Ed Frutig 27 8 0 0 1 0 0 0
Al Kaporch 32 t 2 2 1 14 0 14 0
Bob Keene 26 1 0 0 1 0 0 0
Frank Kring 27 lb 4 2 0 0 1 1 0
Jack Matheson 25 RE 9 9 0 1 0 0 0 1
Bill Radovich+ 30 RG 9 8 0 0 1 0 0
Frank Szymanski 22 4 0 1 11 0 11 0
Art Van Tone 27 wb 2 2 0 1 0 0 0
Team Total 26.7 10 23 424 1 46 0 0 31 32 48 1 1
Opp Total 10 27 17 2

Scoring Summary

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
No. Player Age Pos G GS RshTD RecTD PR TD KR TD FblTD IntTD OthTD AllTD 2PM XPM FGM Sfty Pts Pts/G
Bob Westfall+ 26 FB 9 4 6 3 9 54
Bill Callihan 29 K/LT 10 10 1 1 25 31
John Greene 25 LE 10 10 5 5 30
Dave Ryan 22 PR/tb 10 5 1 1 2 1 15
Jack Matheson 25 RE 9 9 1 1 2 1 14
Chuck DeShane 27 wb 9 5 1 1 2 12
Andy Farkas 29 KR/WB 8 3 2 2 12
Chuck Fenenbock 27 P/TB 10 2 1 1 2 12
Dick Booth 27 4 0 1 1 6
Ed Frutig 27 8 0 1 1 6
Robert Nelson 25 C 9 7 1 3
Team Total 26.7 10 8 15 1 1 1 1 27 25 2 1 195
Opp Total 10 7 17 2 24 4 2 194

Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1945-09-23 @ CRD W, 10-0 2 35 fumble Chuck Fenenbock 35 yard fumble return (Bill Callihan kick)
2 1945-10-07 @ GNB L, 21-57 2 8 rush Chuck Fenenbock 8 yard rush (Bill Callihan kick)
3 1945-10-07 @ GNB L, 21-57 3 7 rush Bob Westfall 7 yard rush (Bill Callihan kick)
4 1945-10-07 @ GNB L, 21-57 4 62 pass John Greene 62 yard pass from Dave Ryan (Bill Callihan kick)
5 1945-10-14 PHI W, 28-24 1 31 pass Bob Westfall 31 yard pass from Chuck Fenenbock (Bill Callihan kick)
6 1945-10-14 PHI W, 28-24 2 10 blocked punt Jack Matheson 10 yard blocked punt return (Bill Callihan kick)
7 1945-10-14 PHI W, 28-24 3 43 pass Bob Westfall 43 yard pass from Chuck Fenenbock (Bill Callihan kick)
8 1945-10-14 PHI W, 28-24 4 4 pass John Greene 4 yard pass from Cotton Price (Bill Callihan kick)
9 1945-10-21 CRD W, 26-0 1 61 pass John Greene 61 yard pass from Chuck Fenenbock (Bill Callihan kick)
10 1945-10-21 CRD W, 26-0 2 8 pass Jack Matheson 8 yard pass from Chuck Fenenbock (Bill Callihan kick)
11 1945-10-21 CRD W, 26-0 2 9 pass Bob Westfall 9 yard pass from Chuck Fenenbock
12 1945-10-21 CRD W, 26-0 4 1 rush Dave Ryan 1 yard rush
13 1945-10-28 CHI W, 16-10 1 46 interception Chuck DeShane 46 yard interception return (Bill Callihan kick)
14 1945-10-28 CHI W, 16-10 3 29 pass Bill Callihan 29 yard pass from Cotton Price (Bill Callihan kick)
15 1945-11-04 @ BOS W, 10-9 4 81 punt Chuck DeShane 81 yard punt return (Bill Callihan kick)
16 1945-11-11 @ CHI W, 35-28 1 24 pass John Greene 24 yard pass from Dave Ryan (Bill Callihan kick)
17 1945-11-11 @ CHI W, 35-28 3 1 rush Bob Westfall 1 yard rush (Bill Callihan kick)
18 1945-11-11 @ CHI W, 35-28 3 63 pass John Greene 63 yard pass from Cotton Price (Bill Callihan kick)
19 1945-11-11 @ CHI W, 35-28 4 4 pass Andy Farkas 4 yard pass from Bill Callihan (Bill Callihan kick)
20 1945-11-11 @ CHI W, 35-28 4 2 rush Bob Westfall 2 yard rush (Bill Callihan kick)
21 1945-11-18 @ NYG L, 14-35 1 63 pass Dave Ryan 63 yard pass from Bob Westfall (Bill Callihan kick)
22 1945-11-18 @ NYG L, 14-35 4 1 rush Bob Westfall 1 yard rush (Bill Callihan kick)
23 1945-11-22 RAM L, 21-28 1 rush Bob Westfall yard rush (Bill Callihan kick)
24 1945-11-22 RAM L, 21-28 4 54 pass Dick Booth 54 yard pass from Dave Ryan (Bill Callihan kick)
25 1945-11-22 RAM L, 21-28 4 3 pass Ed Frutig 3 yard pass from Chuck Fenenbock (Bill Callihan kick)
26 1945-12-02 GNB W, 14-3 3 1 rush Bob Westfall 1 yard rush (Bill Callihan kick)
27 1945-12-02 GNB W, 14-3 3 25 pass Andy Farkas 25 yard pass from Chuck Fenenbock (Bill Callihan kick)

Opponent Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1945-10-07 @ GNB W, 57-21 2 56 pass Don Hutson 56 yard pass from Roy McKay (Don Hutson kick)
2 1945-10-07 @ GNB W, 57-21 2 41 pass Clyde Goodnight 41 yard pass from Irv Comp (Don Hutson kick)
3 1945-10-07 @ GNB W, 57-21 2 46 pass Don Hutson 46 yard pass from Roy McKay (Don Hutson kick)
4 1945-10-07 @ GNB W, 57-21 2 17 pass Don Hutson 17 yard pass from Roy McKay
5 1945-10-07 @ GNB W, 57-21 2 69 interception Ted Fritsch 69 yard interception return (Don Hutson kick)
6 1945-10-07 @ GNB W, 57-21 2 6 pass Don Hutson 6 yard pass from Roy McKay (Don Hutson kick)
7 1945-10-07 @ GNB W, 57-21 3 50 pass Irv Comp 50 yard pass from Lou Brock (Don Hutson kick)
8 1945-10-07 @ GNB W, 57-21 4 33 interception Charley Brock 33 yard interception return (Don Hutson kick)
9 1945-10-14 PHI L, 24-28 1 69 rush Steve Van Buren 69 yard rush (Roy Zimmerman kick)
10 1945-10-14 PHI L, 24-28 3 26 rush Steve Van Buren 26 yard rush (Roy Zimmerman kick)
11 1945-10-14 PHI L, 24-28 4 4 pass Jack Ferrante 4 yard pass from Roy Zimmerman (Roy Zimmerman kick)
12 1945-10-28 CHI L, 10-16 1 2 rush Hugh Gallarneau 2 yard rush (Pete Gudauskas kick)
13 1945-11-04 @ BOS L, 9-10 4 6 pass Don Currivan 6 yard pass from Bob Davis
14 1945-11-11 @ CHI L, 28-35 2 37 pass Bob Margarita 37 yard pass from Sid Luckman (Pete Gudauskas kick)
15 1945-11-11 @ CHI L, 28-35 2 30 pass Ken Kavanaugh 30 yard pass from Sid Luckman (Pete Gudauskas kick)
16 1945-11-11 @ CHI L, 28-35 3 36 pass Hugh Gallarneau 36 yard pass from Sid Luckman (Pete Gudauskas kick)
17 1945-11-11 @ CHI L, 28-35 3 10 pass George Wilson 10 yard pass from Sid Luckman (Pete Gudauskas kick)
18 1945-11-18 @ NYG W, 35-14 1 1 rush Steve Filipowicz 1 yard rush (Ken Strong kick)
19 1945-11-18 @ NYG W, 35-14 2 20 pass Frank Liebel 20 yard pass from Junie Hovious (Ken Strong kick)
20 1945-11-18 @ NYG W, 35-14 2 53 pass Frank Liebel 53 yard pass from Junie Hovious (Ken Strong kick)
21 1945-11-18 @ NYG W, 35-14 4 23 pass Sam Fox 23 yard pass from Junie Hovious (Ken Strong kick)
22 1945-11-18 @ NYG W, 35-14 4 2 rush Howie Livingston 2 yard rush (Ken Strong kick)
23 1945-11-22 RAM W, 28-21 1 23 rush Fred Gehrke 23 yard rush (Bob Waterfield kick)
24 1945-11-22 RAM W, 28-21 2 70 pass Jim Benton 70 yard pass from Bob Waterfield (Bob Waterfield kick)
25 1945-11-22 RAM W, 28-21 2 1 rush Bob Waterfield 1 yard rush (Bob Waterfield kick)
26 1945-11-22 RAM W, 28-21 3 17 pass Steve Pritko 17 yard pass from Bob Waterfield (Bob Waterfield kick)